Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986
The purpose of this Act is to—
(a) prevent cruelty to animals; and
(b) to encourage the considerate treatment of animals; and
(c) to improve the level of community awareness about the prevention of cruelty to animals.
There are also two codes of practice under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 that apply to game hunting and game bird farms. They are:
- Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals in Hunting
- Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals on Private Game Reserves Licensed to Hunt Game Birds
For the most current laws always check the Victorian Law Today Library.
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